If you're considering donating to the Card Shop, please know that we truly, desperately need sympathy and get well cards. Our buyers are mostly the older ladies in the church who mainly want to send sympathy, get well, and birthday cards. Most other themes (except thank you, which are often used by church staff) don't sell well for us.
I especially appreciate all donations of the sympathy and get well cards because I CANNOT keep up with the demand for those. Not even close. They sell really fast!
Many thanks to Shannon for sharing her beautiful work for a good cause. The money we make at Karen's Card Shop goes to three purposes in our church: Cancer: What Now? books for all our church attendees who are diagnosed with cancer, books for Stephen Ministers to use with their care receivers, and the church's general fund. To date, we've made over $840 in a little over a year.
For those interested in setting up their own card shops, you'll find the details of Karen's Card Shop here.
And now, a few of Shannon's many cards.
|This bookish beauty was for me!|
|Shannon uses a lot of kraft card stock to beautiful effect.|
|This was my favorite of the lot! White embossing,|
a lovely gradation of teal ink, vellum, and sequins.
|Gorgeous embossing and use of the diecuts. Plus,|
an amazingly soothing color combination.
|Another sweet kraft card with just the right touches|
of white and an awesome pink heart.
|More pressure embossing, great colors, and excellent|
placement of diecuts. Love the light feel
of this card.
|Butterflies were Karen's favorite...she grew them and released|
them with her grandchildren every year. Such a beautiful
card by Shannon with a perfect ribbon, vellum
over dark card stock, and lovely butterflies!
Why not take an idea from one of Shannon's amazing cards and get inspired this weekend?
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,